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Ayurveda research: Emerging trends and mapping to sustainable development goals

Publication Type : Journal Article

Source : Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine

Campus : Amaravati, Amritapuri, Coimbatore, Kochi

School : School of Business, School of Engineering

Year : 2023

Abstract : Ayurveda is India's prominent traditional medical system. The World Health Organization has stated the need for more evidence and data from conventional medicine methods to inform policymakers, regulatory bodies, healthcare stakeholders, and the public about its safe, effective, and equitable use. This study aims to provide a comprehensive analysis of the emerging trends in Ayurveda research, mapping research to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and examining the impact of COVID-19. Using bibliometric methods, the researchers analyzed a total of 11,773 publications between 1993 and 2022 to understand the temporal evolution of publications, open-access publications, patterns of author collaboration, top-performing countries, and co-citation networks. The keyword co-occurrence analysis identifies networks of concentrated studies on Ayurveda research themes relating to the four clusters, Alternative and Traditional Medicine, Bioactive Compounds and Biological Activities, Analytical Techniques and Herbal Standardization, and Herbal Medicines and Immunomodulation, reflecting the diverse research areas within Ayurveda. The last cluster included research related to the SARS-CoV-2 virus, suggesting research on herbal approaches to immune modulation in the context of COVID-19. The most prominent SDG among these research themes was Good Health and Well-being (SDG 3), emphasizing the potential of natural products and traditional medicine in promoting holistic health and combating antibiotic resistance.

Cite this Research Publication : Nedungadi, P., Salethoor, S. N., Puthiyedath, R., Nair, V. K., Kessler, C., & Raman, R. (2023). Ayurveda research: emerging trends and mapping to sustainable development goals. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine, 14(6), 100809.

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